The Birthlight Asia Teacher Training Course for Aquanatal Yoga is a five day accelerated course that imparts pre-natal and post-natal aqua exercise skills.
Aquanatal Yoga is a gentle and highly effective form of exercise for both pregnant women and new mothers. It allows them to stretch without straining and overheating and to access deep relaxation easily.
Inspire Mum and Baby, together with Birthlight, is the only organisation in Singapore to conduct this unique teacher training course. We are the pioneers in offering aqua pregnancy related courses with over 8 years of experience in Singapore.
This course combines Birthlight’s Aquanatal Level 1 and Aquanatal Level 2 into a five day accelerated course.
Part 1 of the course covers a full range of prenatal movements on the pool floor and in deeper water, with and without swimming aids, for all stages of pregnancy and more specifically for birth preparation. The translation of yoga poses and flow sequences to water is carefully explained.
Adaptations of swimming strokes are taught to maximise benefits of swimming during pregnancy. Various techniques for Aqua-Breathing and Aqua-Relaxation are introduced.
The course includes demonstration of teaching methods and class plans for Aquanatal Yoga classes. Coursework includes case studies, a worksheet and observations.
Part 2 focuses on postnatal sequences for new mothers deepening the understanding and practice of Aquanatal Yoga to facilitate the transition to motherhood and mother-baby bonding.
Included are ideas on how to nurture new babies with their mothers in postnatal sessions. Preventive and therapeutic uses of Aquanatal Yoga for common ailments are also covered. Elements taught during Part 1 of the course are combined in versatile flowing sequences focusing on progressive practices.
This course is open to swimming, aquacise, aquarobics and aquafitness teachers as well as aqua therapists with a personal experience of yoga; to yoga teachers who are confident swimmers and to health professionals using water skills including Watsu practitioners. The course is also open to midwives.
· Applicants should be able to swim 25 metres comfortably without the use of swimming aids and be confident in submerging themselves.
· A CPR qualification is also highly recommended.
On completion of Part 1 of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Training that entitles them to teach towards their case studies as probational teachers, valid for one year. On satisfactory completion of their course assignments, probational teachers gain the Certified Birthlight Aquanatal Yoga Teacher qualification (Level 1).
On successful completion of Part 2 of the course and the Level 2 practical assessment, participants obtain the qualification of Certified Birthlight Teacher in Aquanatal Yoga Level 2.
Level 2 certification is the full teaching qualification for participants to be Aquanatal Yoga instructors.
This course is tutor assessed by means of a practical at the end of the course.
Birthlight is the original training provider of Aquanatal Yoga in the UK and around the world.
For overseas students doing TT,
Name of Account: Inspire Mum & Baby Pte Ltd
Bank: DBS BANK
Address: 12 MARINA BOULEVARD, DBS ASIA CENTRAL, MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE, TOWER 3 SINGAPORE 018982
Bank Code: 7171
Branch Code: 027
Account Number: 902556-5
SWIFT CODE: DBSSSGSG